Ovarian cysts guidelines

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Avatar f tn but it seems like you have had many scans and a consistent problem with cysts. Ovarian cancer would not get smaller like your cysts have done. But, with endo and a family history of ovarian cancer, I am not sure about the Lupron and birth control pills. Have you ever had a CT scan? Perhaps this would shed more light on the type of cysts you are dealing with. It doesn't sound like you have confidence in your doctor and a second opinion never hurts. Trust your intuition.
Avatar n tn By the way, I have throughout found the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist guidelines for 'Ovarian cysts in Post menopausal women' very useful. If anyone is interested look it up and head for the 'green topped guidelines'. The management I have received has followed those pretty closely. I do really feel for all of you much younger people who are coping with these fears and some of you as single parents. Not easy!
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Avatar n tn Maybe he can do a CA-125 test--that can be high in ruptured ovarian cyst or endometriosis, as well as ovarian cancer. If you have an abnormal result on CA-125, they might approve the surgery just to avoid getting sued in the unlikely event that you do have cancer. Also, you can apply for financial aid from the hospital that is doing the surgery. I was able to get surgery for an ovarian cyst paid for 100% by the hospital's financial aid progam.
Avatar f tn I had a 12cm ovarian cyst removed on 3/28. A large vertical incision was made because of the adhesions to uterus, nerve and other pelvic organs. I was in the hospital over night, went home the next day, had to take ibuprofen and acetomeniphen (did not like the stronger painkillers made me feel weird) was walking around as soon as they removed catheter in hospital and was walking around at home needed a little help in and out of bed because the stomach hurt a little but not severe.
1088009 tn?1256666961 I have a strong history on my mothers (and fathers) side of cancer. My mother in fact has ovarian cancer and history of cysts. Yesterday I was just told from my Dr that after looking at my CT Scan results she found a 2CM cyst on my right ovary. She said that she wants to do a transvaginal ultrasound to see if there are anymore. She stated that she didn't know why this 2CM cyst would cause me so much pain. She also said that she isn't concerned about this and that a woman my age this is normal.
Avatar n tn What explanation did you get about the bleeding? The RCOG guidelines for postmenopausal women presenting with cysts are very good (it was thought that I was postmenopausal so I read up on them). It seems that you are being treated in accordance to these guidelines. Although I think they use them for women who are perimenopause like myself (well basically anyone over 40).
Avatar f tn No what exactly is rcog. I used to have small ovarian cysts every few months on the right side even after my hystectomy. The pain started off gradual and then over a 3 day period got more severe until i could actually feel it pop. Then it would dissapear for a couple of months or so.Never had it on the left. That was one of the main reasons why i took hrt and it seemed to help. But i have not taken hrt for 18 months or so and have not had pain for about 2-3 years.
Avatar f tn 4CM and has a normal ultrasound appearance. The left ovary is mostly displaced by a large 7.5CM ovarian cyst. Measurements of the ovarian tissue are difficult to obtain as they are predominantly obscured by the cyst. There is no marked free fluid within the pelvis. There is no suspicious adnexal lesion or mass seen. IMPRESSION: 7.5CM cystic focus in the left adnexa. Am confused by this result. I have scheduled an appointment with my Gyno next week but I need help in understanding. 1.
Avatar n tn Also due to the great blood loss you are having it sounds as if you have become anemic, which your body is depleted of iron and essential vitamins,which in some cases could be potentially life threatening, the anemia sounds like it is underlying a possible thyroid problem. I would also be checked for fybroid cysts in your ovaries, these tiny cysts can burst and cause the excess pain and bleeding although most are not life threatening they can cause great discomfort.
Avatar f tn Can it be an ovarian tumour??and what investigations i need to carry out for it??should i go for a laproscopic evaluation?? thanks..
Avatar n tn Are women at greater risk of developing ovarian cancer when they have ovarian cysts that do not go away? Also, how do we decide if a hysterectomy is the best option? If we remove the cyst, who is to say I won't continue to have more develop and have to go back for more surgery to have them removed also? The cyst has caused horrible pain on three different occasions so far. All I am able to do is take pain medicine and lay in bed until the pain goes away.
Avatar n tn meaning the 99% of ovarian cysts that are not cancerous. I found a website that explains all forms of cysts and what types, symptoms, treatment ect... http://www.4woman.gov/faq/ovarian_cysts.
Avatar f tn The drug being used is paraplatin which is being injected once a week (intramuscular Chemotherapy). It is being used to treat stage 2 ovarian epithelial cancer. The cysts have spread to the fallopian tubes. Is this typcial treatment for this kind of cancer? Shouldn't surgery be performed first to remove the cancer, followed by chemotherapy.
Avatar n tn That symptom was not listed on any of the guidelines for ovarian cysts at that time (probably still is not!) My other, common "ovarian cyst" symptoms developed months later. In fact, I did not realize that the body odor issue was indeed a symptom until AFTER the mass was removed and I could no longer detect that odor.
Avatar f tn Non cancerous conditions like first trimester pregnancy, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, kidney and liver disease and benign breast disease are non cancerous causes of elevated CA 27-29.It is not highly sensitive or specific resulting in false positives and false negatives. In my opinion these markers should be used as guidelines and can indicate if further testing is needed like PET scans, CT scans, mammograms etc.Be positive and do not worry. Take care!
Avatar f tn I had endometriosis and a complex cyst removed when I was 15 years old. In between that time, I had many other cysts. But, at 37, I had a complex cyst that was ovarian cancer. You really have to take each cyst on their own and follow the guidelines for treatment. If your cyst is complex and over 5cm then it needs to be surgically removed. Otherwise, watching and waiting is often an option. Also, if endometriosis is a problem for you and you can take birth control pills...
Avatar n tn Her ovarian cancer was found during her c-section ( first and now only child ) as initially confirmed as 10 cm cysts attached to her left ovary but turned out to be ovarian cancer so unfortunate. Any proven statistic that 1C ovarian cancer without any chemo treatment recurrence. Can she hold longer (years ) and back to her best health before performing the chemo treatment. Many saying, since she is now in good condition, is it worthwhile that she go for the treatment?
692998 tn?1257153968 , there is a missconception that borderline tumors and a few other ovarian tumors are not ovarian cancer which is false. They are a very slow growing form of ovarian cancer. You WILL read that some Dr's will still say that these forms of tumors are not cancer, but from what I understand it depends on the type of pathology. There seems to be a corelation to the type of surgery performed and long term outcome.
Avatar n tn The answers or evidence in regards to these questions is not currently available. Elevated levels may be found in-patients with other diseases such as ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, intestinal or colonic problems, medication; Paxil, hepatitis, tuberculosis, systemic lupus. Whether your mother should proceed with treatment based solely on the elevated CA27.29 would have to be seriously weighed based on risks of treatment and unknown overall benefit.
Avatar n tn The answers or evidence in regards to these questions is not currently available. Elevated levels may be found in-patients with other diseases such as ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, intestinal or colonic problems, medication; Paxil, hepatitis, tuberculosis, systemic lupus. Whether a person should proceed with treatment based solely on the elevated CA27.29 would have to be seriously weighed based on risks of treatment and unknown overall benefit. In most cases, a CA27.
Avatar n tn Elevated levels may be found in-patients with other diseases such as ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, intestinal or colonic problems, medication; Paxil, hepatitis, tuberculosis, systemic lupus. Whether a person should proceed with treatment based solely on the elevated CA27.29 would have to be seriously weighed based on risks of treatment and unknown overall benefit. In most cases, a CA27.29 would not be sufficient information on which to base treatment decisions.
Avatar n tn Elevated levels may be found in-patients with other diseases such as ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, intestinal or colonic problems, medication; Paxil, hepatitis, tuberculosis, systemic lupus. Whether a person should proceed with treatment based solely on the elevated CA27.29 would have to be seriously weighed based on risks of treatment and unknown overall benefit. In most cases, a CA27.29 would not be sufficient information on which to base treatment decisions.
Avatar n tn Developed vertigo and Neuro believed it was BPV and have been taking Meclazine as and when needed. Was diagnosed with ovarian cysts last year. Six months ago had a metallic taste in mouth which was unbearable and took Clindamycin for it. Ended up with severe fatigue, could not keep my eyes open, heavy lids, very scary.Initial blood work and repeat testing after 2 weeks indicated following: 6/11/10 TSH 4.29hi, Free T4 0.73low, testerone% free dial 0.19 low, Testerone free dialys 0.
Avatar f tn Many on this site have had to do this (unfortunately). Ovarian cancer is rare and benign cysts can cause many unpleasent symptoms, but you need to tell the doctors that they have to rule out cancer first! As many have stated, a Gynocologic Oncologist will treat your symptoms more seriously. Try to find one in your area.
Avatar f tn the guidelines ask that the doctor rule out several diseases before PCOS is diagnosed so one set of tests does not seem adequate and one cyst just does not seem to fit - after all it is poly aka multiple - cyst syndrome. Lots of ovarian cysts come and go - but the dermoid cyst is not really in the same class of a PCOS cyst - it could be an undeveloped twin.
Avatar n tn In answer to my own question I did some on-line research and found this article on guidelines for diagnosing and treating ovarian cysts. It seems the recommendation is watchful waiting for 90 days... or shorter if the cyst reaches 5cm. http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?
Avatar n tn Welcome. Just to let you know 99% of ovarian cysts are benign. Also, ovarian issues do cause GI problems. Try to find a gyn/onc only because they are more familiar with your symptoms and the ovarian issues. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Avatar n tn For asymptomatic females with ovarian cysts, there are published consensus guidelines available at: https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiol.10100213 You can skip straight to the figures for the summary. In general, you first have to determine premenopausal vs. postmenopausal. In general, premenopausal is more lax with less follow-up. In general, postmenopausal is more strict with more follow-up.